In the name of Allah, the Most Kind, the Most Merciful.
All praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and may peace and prayers be upon the Seal of the Prophets – Muhammad ibn Abdullah – and upon all of his family, and his Companions in their entirety.
It will be clear to the historians of the future that the collapse of the American economy during the first decade of the 21st century marked the beginning of the end of the American empire. It will be equally clear that the demise of America began at the hands of a small group of Mujahideen, as has happened throughout Islamic history:
“How often has a small party vanquished a numerous host by Allah’s permission, and Allah is with the patient” [Surah al-Baqarah: 249]
Most Western economies – and the American economy in particular – are dependent on both producers and consumers having a very high level of confidence. This confidence often manages to survive in the face of all logic and historical evidence. So while the American stock market has crashed disastrously on numerous occasions, on a day-to-day basis it thrives on the ‘confidence’ that share prices will inexorably rise higher and higher. Confidence that as sales begin to fall for one product that there will be a new same version of the product to keep company profits growing. There must also be confidence that consumers – already in debt – will continue to spend well beyond their means.
The devastating blow dealt to America’s power and prestige on September 11 2001 continues to haunt the American people to this day. Their failure to defeat the Mujahideen in Iraq and Afghanistan – despite spending trillions of dollars in their efforts to do so – ensures that the humiliation they felt on September 11th has not been erased, nor will it ever be fully erased.
Not only were the military and economic headquarters of the nation destroyed in the space of two hours, but the confidence – or the arrogance – of the people, from the President to the pauper was shaken like never before.
Nineteen young men who feared Allah (SWT) and approximately $500 000 was all that was required to deal a devastating blow to the sole remaining ‘superpower’ on earth. As Allah (SWT) says:
“In truth ye are stronger (than they) because of the terror in their hearts, (sent) by Allah. This is because they are men devoid of understanding” [Surah al-Hashr: 13]
The long-term plan:
While there have been times when Allah (SWT) has enabled His forces to achieve a swift and decisive victory over the Kuffar the history of the Ummah contains just as many examples of instances where the Muslims had to fight for many years before they were victorious.
After Jerusalem fell to the Crusaders on July 15th 1099 many Muslims predicted that the city would quickly be back under Muslim control. Yet it would be 88 long years before Salahuddin al-Ayoubi would recapture it for the Muslims on October 2, 1187.
So the esteemed leadership of the Mujahideen realised that conclusively defeating America would not be a simple task, nor would it be achieved overnight. The verse from Surah al-Baqarah mentioned at the start of this piece talks about a small band of Believers defeating a large band of Disbelievers, but then advises the Believers to be patient – Allah will deliver victory to the Believers only after they have been tested and found to be sincere.
America was in much better financial shape in 2001 that the Soviet Union was in 1979 – the year they launched their disastrous invasion of Afghanistan – hence the Mujahideen knew from the start that the destruction of the US would be slower than that of the USSR. Sheikh Usama bin Laden (may Allah have mercy on him) and many other leaders of the Mujahideen have stated many times that this war will be won economically: that is, only when America no longer has the means to keep financing it.
So the first goal was to convince America that directly intervening in the Muslim lands was absolutely necessary.
Had the Mujahideen not launched the Raids on Manhattan and Washington then America would have continued to control all of the Muslim lands from afar, with the help of the Apostate Tyrants. They would pick and choose when and where to attack the Ummah, and inflict untold suffering without tasting any pain themselves in return.
So while the Americans were dealt a harsh blow by the Mujahideen in Somalia in 1993, they were able to withdraw quickly from one of the lands of Islam only to continue to attack Iraq throughout the Nineties, and fire cruise missiles at the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Sudan and some of the camps of the Mujahideen in Afghanistan in 1998.
Thus by 2001, the goal was no longer to simply give them a black eye like they suffered in Mogadishu, for as anyone who has ever had a black eye can attest: it heals rather quickly. Instead, the goal was now to utterly exhaust them – over the course of several decades – so that in the end they are completely unwilling or unable to interfere in the affairs of the Muslims any longer.
The second goal of the Mujahideen was to convince America that – having entered the Muslim lands with their army – they cannot now leave them, without living in constant fear of attacks from the Mujahideen. So while America initially dreamed they could get away with only attacking Afghanistan, securing a swift victory and withdrawing quickly, they now find themselves getting drawn into other Muslim lands. American forces increasingly are targeting the Mujahideen in Paksitan, Yemen and Somalia. Their forces are becoming dangerously over-stretched and increasingly fatigued. Soon they will feel that the Mujahideen operating in Algeria pose a direct threat to the US homeland, as do those in Mauritania, Nigeria etc…
To their growing horror they are starting to see that the next Muhammad Atta (may Allah have mercy on him) could come from virtually any place on earth where the Mujahideen have established training camps. The list of Islamic nations in which they feel a need to send drones and/or troops to grows ever longer, while their list of faithful allies grows ever shorter.
So while at the start of the decade virtually all Western nations were eager to take part in the attack on Afghanistan, ten years later their enthusiasm has greatly waned. That is why only eight of the twenty-eight members of NATO took part in the bombing of Libya. As Allah (SWT) says of the Kuffar:
“You would think they were united, but their hearts are divided: that is because they are a people devoid of wisdom” [Surah al-Hashr: 14]
When the US recently started getting ideas about making a similar attack on Syria, the Russians and Chinese flatly refused and have stated that any future attempts to get UN Security Council backing for such a move will be vetoed.
America’s allies are growing increasingly weary of getting dragged into new battlegrounds in the never-ending ‘war on terror’, and are looking for ways out of the nations like Afghanistan they had previously rushed to send troops to.
America’s enemies are growing increasingly bold in their defiance. China is moving closer to many of Americas former allies like Pakistan who have sensed the ability of America to project power across the globe is rapidly receding.
This all means that America is growing increasingly isolated as their war on Islam enters its second decade.
The devastating blows the Mujahideen inflicted on the Americans on September 11th continue to reverberate around the world today.
All of this was achieved by a Muslim Ummah that was at one of its lowest points in history, where the wealth and the armies of the Muslim nations were firmly in the hands of Apostates such as Ali Abudullah Saleh, Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Gaddafi, and where most of the righteous scholars and and many ordinary people who feared Allah (SWT) were in the prisons of the tyrants.
Ten years later and the situation has changed dramatically – the Apostates are being deposed from their thrones one after the other. America has no longer has the will or ability to prop up the puppets it had supported for the past 40 or 50 years. Baatil is vanishing from one city after another and is being replaced by Haqq.
The prison doors are been thrown open and many righteous scholars and tenacious fighters are being set free, and all praise be to Allah.
The Mujahideen of the Islamic State of Iraq, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen are reinstating the Shariah in lands where Kufr had reigned for decades, or even centuries.
America wishes to destroy all of these groups, yet it has not succeeded in destroying a single one, nor will they be able as the groups seek to improve their ties, and find new ways to support one another. As Allah (SWT) says:
“The Believers are but a single brotherhood” [Surah al-Hujurat: 10]
And as Allah (SWT) also says:
“And fight the Polytheists all together, as they fight you all together” [Surah at-Tawbah: 36]
Events in Libya, Nigeria, Syria and other lands of Islam suggest that the ranks of the Mujahideen are increasing with every passing day, as more and more brothers throw aside the Western creeds of nationality and ethnicity and instead embrace the purity of Tawheed.
As one decade has passed since the Crusaders invaded Afghanistan, so too will another decade likely pass with American forces sill deeply entrenched in the lands of the Muslims.
There will be set-backs for the Mujahideen, as well as further triumphs.
Many of the current leaders of the Mujahideen will be martyred in the coming decade, just as many of the former leaders were martyred during this past decade. Brothers we have never even heard of today will rise up through the ranks to lead the Mujahideen of tomorrow.
Many thousands more of the Mujahideen will be imprisoned, just as their fathers and brothers were imprisoned before them in the dungeons of the Crusaders, from Baghram to Baghdad.
The ultimate victory of Islam, the triumph of Haqq over Baatil, of the Believers over the Disbelievers is inevitable, as foretold by the Quran and the Sunnah. The important thing to remember is that we must be patient – while we know with certainty that victory is coming, only Allah knows with certainty when it shall arrive.
We ask Allah to grant success to the sincere Mujahideen fighting for His Deen all across the globe.
We ask Allah to accept the Jihad and Hijrah of all those who have went out in His path already, and of all those who will do so in the future.
We ask Allah to grant the Highest levels of Jannah to all those who have been martyred in His path already, and of all those who will be in the future.
We ask Allah to destroy the Disbelievers and the hands of the Mujahideen, to force them to flee the lands of the Muslims once and for all.
And our final prayer is that all praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and may peace and prayers be upon Prophet Muhammad, his family, his Companions and those who follow him until the Day of Judgement.
Monday November 28th 2011